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Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
washington, d.c., now president obama vowed not only to reform health care, but to do it in a new way. he said i will have all of the negotiations around a big table, televised on c-span so people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents an who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. americans wanted to believe this would be true. republicans offered to work with the majority on our ideas, but that was rejected. and so what has happened? business as usual. let me read from a report this past weekend about business as usual. the associated press has moved a story saying that health care lobbyists and other interests have made $57 -- 575 visits to the white house between january and august. the report is based on records released by the white house on wednesday. the timing of the release smells of a classic washington tactic. dumping bad news on the gettaway date before a long weekend. clearly the white house, who has prized itself on being the most transparent administration in the history of the world, hopes that this nugget
Nov 25, 2009 5:00pm EST
president obama gave his first interview, you remember this interview he gave to el baradei after he was sworn into president. one of the things he said was, we need to put aside preconceptions and assumptions. he wasn't talking about iran specifically. he was talking more about arab-israeli yesteryears. this certainly applied to iran. because if you go into an encounter with iran, assuming that day, the other side, are simply too stubborn, to her rational, and too unreasonable, then i would say you will fail and you will feel for certain. now, it's interesting to me that you could ask the question, i ask myself when president obama said this in january, was he aware of -- did he know about the poetry? he might because to months later when he addressed the iranian people on the occasion of their new year, she quoted him, a different poem, a different verse, but there it was. so, let me end this way. and you are getting out of this 30 year impasse, getting out of what i call 30 years of utility country and futility is going to take a paradox, some type of mental paradox. we have to th
Nov 30, 2009 8:30am EST
economies that have fewer resources to improve air quality. for all of these reasons, president obama and i understand that we cannot wait any longer to act. president obama has made it clear that he's committed to passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation that will create millions of new jobs and secure clean energy sources that are made in america and work for america. but in the meantime, we're looking for ways that we can start reducing this threat right now. last friday i saw some of you at a white house stakeholder briefing i hosted with lisa jackson, the administrator of our environmental protection agency. at that briefing we talked about many of the steps my department is taking in this area from funding research on the health costs of greenhouse gas emissions to investing in communities to help them respond to climate-related disease to slashing greenhouse gas emissions in our own buildings. this is not an afterthought from my department. this is a key part of our broader public health strategy. more and more we understand that health is not something that happens just
Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
'll be on sale downstairs after the event. the book was published by usip in 2009 clearly anticipating the obama administration's desire to break with policy and engage iran. those efforts, of course, have been complicated by the current political situation which few anticipated. as undersecretary william burns said at mei's recent annual conference on november 10th, he said, we have before us a historic opportunity -- this is relating to iran -- but it will not last forever. it's time for iran to decide whether it wants to dwell on familiar suspicions and imaginary external enemies or make a positive choice about the role that it seeks to play in the world. you can find his speech about iran on our web site, by the way. this is a very fortuitous occasion for us because we had originally invited mr. limbert to come speak in october, and there was a scheduling conflict, and we rescheduled for today and, of course, in the meantime the administration had the foresight to appoint him deputy assistant secretary of state for iran. [laughter] which seems to be a position that was created for him becaus
Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
house now. this is the east room. president obama will welcome manmohan sing which today will feature a meeting in the oval office with the president welcoming the indian prime minister and his wife. we expect joint comments from them shortly. here in the east room of the white house. president obama today also has meetings with nancy pelosi, the speaker of the house in the afternoon, in between with meetings with senior advisors and others. live coverage here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations]7tww [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. accompanied by his excellency, the prime minister of the republic of india. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the republic of india followed by the national anthem of the united states of america. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> prime minister singh, members of the indian delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the
Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
is presenting steven spielberg with the award. also part of a panel of the obama presidency. and from the jfk library, nick berns on terrorism and nuclear weapons. at five, hip hop artist and actor ludicrous on the youth. and later howard dean on the economy and capitalism. the national football league announced recently that it would require teams to seek independent neurologist when evaluateing concussion injuries. the announcement came after roger goodell appeared earlier. when it came to conflict of interest issues. join us tonight for this part of that hearing. that starts at 9:15 on our companion network. >> the main topic is health care. the senate debate on their bill is set to begin next monday tolling an hour of general speaking. amendments will be considered throughout the debait. -- debate. of course many interest groups either opposing health care legislation. here's a look at a couple of them. >> a year from now, i'll break my leg, and my parents will have to sell our house, because we couldn't afford health care. >> three months from now, i'll never need. and the parents will g
Nov 23, 2009 8:30am EST
in politics, the role of the media, and assessing the obama presidency. also tuesday night, the first state dinner as president obama welcomes indian prime minister singh. later in the week, american icons. three nights of c-span original documentaries beginning with the supreme court, thursday night. >> and now a government and renewable energy leaders talk about the future direction of u.s. energy policy. speakers include jeff bingaman and carol browner, assistant to the president for climate change and former epa administrator. they spoke at the american council on renewable energy's annual policy conference, this is about an hour. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. welcome to the eighth -- can you belief it? -- the eighth, yes, it's the eighth. used to be we would say welcome to the second and the third and how nice it is to come back again. and now time has flown. and we're at the eighth. energy in america national policy conference, and what an honor it is to hold this annual review and think about where we're going in renewable energy in america here in the cannon caucus room.
Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
obama grows? >> first of all, i think we aught to be very careful about wards. war has lots of implications. that are truly wrong in this setting. we have cultural differences. and we should be proud of those differences. that you have people of different backgrounds, you have people of different thoughts. and the idea of having everyone of one culture of one way of thinking, would not be a healthy society. and so it's great that we have diversity of cultures. but we shouldn't be thinking in terms of war. we should be thinking in terms of are respect. >> we'll leave the few minutes of this recording. we'll go live to the national press club. nancy brinker will be talking, she is the founding chairman of the susan g. komen committed to fighting the disease. >> i'd like to thank mr. jackson, who was the chairman of the board. would you stand please, liz thompson, and the vice president of the our global health. and jennifer, president of the komen alliance. i'm proud to serve with everyone today. though all of us wish that we were here, to announce that susan g. komen has foun
Nov 23, 2009 5:00pm EST
>> the executive order from president obama also encourages federal contractors and others doing business with the government to adopt and enforce their own policies, banning texting while driving on the job or working on behalf of the government. this order sends a very clear signal to the american public that distracted driving is dangerous and unacceptable. it shows that the federal government is leading by example. this is a big deal. . . >> but the time to address this is now. and that's why we are already taking a number of actions to combat distracted driving. a year ago in october, 2008, we began enforcing limitations on texting and cell phone use in freight, inner city, and the commuter rail industries. and now we're going further. we will take three separate actions at d.o.t. number one, make permanent presixth -- restrictions on the use of cell phones and electron devices during operation. ban text messages altogether, and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and interstate bus operators. three, disqualify school bus drivers convicted of texting while driving from
Nov 20, 2009 5:00pm EST
, the vast majority of them are paid by people who president obama when he was campaigning said they would not pay one dime more in new taxes, and he repeated that promise time after time. he said no new fees, no new taxes, capital gains. he went through the whole litany of the types of taxes that would not be raised, and yet in this plan, approximately 80% of all of the new taxes are paid by people making less than $250,000 a year. another way that this massive piece of legislation raises premiums in this country is this thing known as cost shifting. the senator, the doctor from wyoming, practiced medicine. he was talking about the mayo clinic and why the mayo clinic, cleveland clinic, other places and other doctors around america don't want to take medicaid patients, medicare patients anymore. why? because the government pays 20% to 30% less than private health insurance when it's reimbursement to doctors. isn't that is correct? mr. barrasso: that's absolutely the case, plus when you read this bill, one of their so-called solutions is they're going to put more people, more people on medi
Nov 20, 2009 2:44pm EST
for president obama's overhaul would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of others. end of quote. and then "politico," a capitol hill newspaper, reported by 2014, enrollment in medicare advantage would drop from $13.00 -- 13.2 million to 4.7 million because of less generous packages. looking at my colleague's chart, medicare advantage, which i spoke about and my constituents had written to me about, the concern there is that people now enrolled, 13.2 million are going to be reduced to 4.7 million because the reductions in the benefits are simply no longer sufficient incentive for them to enroll in that program. and, of course, that's what the pro-government-run health care folks want to happen. they're all for a public company competing with private insurance companies in the market for most folks, but when it comes to medicare, they don't want the private companies competing who provide medicare advantage care, they don't want them competeing with the government program. un, they're going to get their way. going to go from 13.2
Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
on our companion network, c-span. the white house this morning announced that president obama will address the nation next tuesday night from west point and announce his decision regarding afghanistan. we will have live coverage on the c-span networks at 8:00 p.m. eastern. thanksgiving day on c-span. at:00 eastern bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with his liberty medal from the national constitution center. stanley greenberg and alex ca e castellan castellanos. and terrorism and nuclear weapons. hip-hop artist and actor ludicrous on youth mentoring and howard dean and dick armey and capitalism. thanksgiving day on c-span. >> this thanksgiving holidays, four days of booktv on c-span2 beginning thursday morning. we will feature books and history, public policy and politics. you can see taylor branch on the clinton tapes and hear from two of the little rock nine. what the authors of super fre o freakonomics discuss their new book and contract with allison's anger and a recent miami book festival. from thanksgiving morning right through monday watch booktv on
Nov 25, 2009 7:53pm EST
by pressure from barack obama and here he read they voted to move forward a government run health care bureau our nation does not want and can't afford. one member sold her vote to the highest bidder. one member sold out his principles. two more lost what little credibility they had on fiscal responsibility. another put the interest of the last of his party before his own state. another voted one way after saying she was for another. it's no wonder why democrats voted in the dead of night. ..
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